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Wacom Bamboo Capture Pen and Touch Tablet (CTH470)

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Capture Pen and Touch
  • Edit digital photos, paint and draw with the natural feel of a pen on paper.
  • Free downloadable creative software included: Photoshop Elements, AutoDesk Sketchbook Express and Nik Color Filters. To obtain the software, register the item with the included installation CD, which will take you to download.wacom.com.
  • 4 ExpressKeys for quick shortcuts and a pressure sensitive pen.
  • Active Area: 5.8 inch x 3.6 inch
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Product Details

Style: Capture Pen and Touch
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 6.9 x 0.4 inches ; 14.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005HGBEZ2
  • Item model number: CTH470
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,000 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 27, 2011

Product Description

Style: Capture Pen and Touch

Product Description

Bamboo Capture is a small format pen and touch tablet specifically designed for the digital photo enthusiast. The pressure sensitive pen gives you precise control for your digital photo editing creativity. Four ExpressKeys give you quick shortcuts to your most frequently used commands. Included in the box is a full version of Photoshop Elements and Nik Color Filters to help you get started quickly. Use the pen combined with Multi-finger touch gestures to work efficiently and with precise control.

From the Manufacturer

The Bamboo Capture pen and touch tablet helps you turn ordinary photos into extraordinary ones. Compatible with a wide variety of photo software applications, and with a suite of software included in the box, Bamboo Capture is an ideal tool for editing, perfecting, and having fun with your digital images.

Bamboo Capture
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  • Ideal for editing and having fun with photos
  • Easily retouch, edit, and enhance your digital images
  • Precision pen input with 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity
  • Multi-Touch gestures let you get hands-on with your projects
  • Software suite included
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Precision input and control with 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity. View larger.
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Large, textured work surface provides a pen-on-paper feel. View larger.
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Edit, perfect, and have fun with your digital images. View larger.
Enhance Digital Images While Adding Your Personal Style

Turn digital images into special mementos, create the quality photos you have always wanted, and let your creativity shine through. You can make your portraits come alive, remove distracting background elements and unwanted details, soften skin tones, and create your own collages and compositions.

Bamboo lets you express yourself with over 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity. The pen gives you precision input and control, while the textured work surface gives you a familiar pen-on-paper feel.

Engage Your Creativity with Multi-Touch Input

Bamboo Capture allows you to get hands-on with your photos by using Multi-Touch gestures to scroll, zoom, rotate, or flip through documents and photos. The Multi-Touch input places everything at your fingertips, making working with images both easy and intuitive.

For added convenience, four programmable ExpressKeys allow you to personalize your tablet and create effective shortcuts as you work.

Powerful Software Included for Your Photo Editing Needs

A suite of full version creative software is included in the box: Adobe Photoshop Elements, a photo-editing software for retouching and having fun with photos; Nik Color Efex Pro WE3, which features simple filters for color enhancement and special effects; and Autodesk SketchBook Express, a sketching app for visualizing your ideas, light sketching, and doodling. You even have access to a free 8- by 8-inch photobook from Shutterfly.

Comfortable, Versatile Design

Easy and comfortable to use, Bamboo Capture features an ergonomic, battery-free pen with two programmable switches and an attached penholder. The reversible tablet works equally well for right- or left-handed users. It measures 0.4 by 10.9 by 6.9 inches (H x W x D).

Compatibility and Warranty Information

Requiring a standard USB port for Mac and PC, Bamboo Connect is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, or Windows XP SP3, and with Mac OSX 10.5 and above. Optional Wireless connection.

Bamboo Capture is backed by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box

Bamboo tablet and pen; Quick start guide; Bamboo installation CD (which when run takes users to Wacom’s website to download the driver and software: Adobe Photoshop Elements, AutoDesk SketchBook Express and Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 WE3, Bamboo dock, online user's manual, and interactive tutorial); offer for a free 8- by 8-inch photo book from Shutterfly; free offer for an online retail store from Café Press.

Bamboo Tablets Bamboo Connect Product Shot Bamboo Capture Product Shot Bamboo Create Product Shot Intuos5
Sketching/Drawing/Painting Fun with Photos Art/Creative Projects Photography/Art/Design
Ideal Use Get started with art Turn ordinary photos into extraordinary ones Advanced creative expression: draw, paint, retouch, and sketch Designed to meet the high performance demands of creative professionals
Size Compact size Compact size Twice the work surface Small, medium, and large
Pen Input Pressure sensitivity
(1024 levels)
Pressure sensitivity
(1024 levels)
Pressure sensitivity
(1024 levels)
Pressure sensitivity
(2048 levels)
Tilt sensitivity
( 60 degrees)
Multi-Touch Input N/A Scroll, zoom, rotate, and swipe Scroll, zoom, rotate, and swipe Scroll, zoom, rotate, and swipe
Interactive touch ring
Included Software
  • ArtRage 3 Studio
  • Autodesk SketchBook Express
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Autodesk Sketchbook Express
  • Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 WE3
  • Corel Painter Essentials
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Autodesk Sketchbook Express
  • Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 WE3
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Anime Studio Debut
  • Autodesk Sketchbook Express
  • Corel Painter 12 (90 Day Trial)
Bamboo capture Pen

Customer Reviews

The drivers installed easily and seem to work fine on Windows 7.
Wacom is one of the best brands you can get, and you never have to worry about not being able to get the drivers for their products.
Christopher Hall
Very easy and simple to use, and you get used to the difference of looking on screen while drawing on the tablet pretty quickly.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

949 of 974 people found the following review helpful By WichacpiHoskila VINE VOICE on September 29, 2011
Style Name: Create Pen and Touch Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I've used Wacom tablets for years, from the low end to the best they offer. When I had the chance to test this "fun" tablet I expected it to be rather basic. But it's actually quite impressive. For one thing, this can be used by both right- and left-handed users. I installed it on my Mac (OS Lion) with ease, and setup was a cinch. I'm used to Wacom's features, though, so I deliberately approached this as if I were a new user, and I was pleased that fine-tuning the functions and specs is quite simple. It's impressive how many ways you can engineer this tablet to work for you: you can designate myriad functions for each button, as well as the sensitivity of the pen tip and eraser.

I ran this in Photoshop CS5 and found that is assimilates perfectly as a drawing tool--new users who are considering this shouldn't be the slightest bit concerned that incorporating a tablet into their Photoshop, Corel, etc. apps will be buggy or requires lots of advanced setup. Nope, it works just how you hope it will. (New users should be prepared for the "weird" sensation of drawing on a tablet while looking at a screen; a pen is not a mouse, and you can't lift and reposition it while maintaining stationary cursor placement like a mouse. The tablet is the equivalent to your screen. Advanced tablet users know all of this.)

This tablet isn't as sensitive as Wacom's more elite models; it detects 1,024 levels of pressure which is VERY good for nearly any use, but the higher-end tablets support up to twice that. I'm an artist, though, and to be honest I haven't yet found the case where the difference has been critical. The tablet is lightweight and easy to hold or carry.
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375 of 402 people found the following review helpful By Marine Corps Nomad VINE VOICE on September 20, 2011
Style Name: Create Pen and Touch Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I need to say up front that this is my first tablet, so I have can not do a comparison between various tablets. I am not in the graphic design business although I dabble a little bit in graphic design and photo editing. It wasn't until I got this tablet that I realized how much easier certain editing tasks can be with the right tools.

First impressions:

The Bamboo Create is sleek and light-weight. It has a flat metallic finish with sleek, smooth black buttons on the side. The pen is a comfortable size for most size hands (large or small). The attached loop holder for the pen is a nice feature which reduces the chance of the pen being misplaced.

Features and Set-up:

It comes packaged with Corel Painter Essentials, Autodesk Sketchbook Express, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 WE3, as well as some special offer freebies such as a free Shutterfly photo book. It features training videos for Photoshop Elements and Corel Painter Essentials. The Bamboo Dock allows you to access various apps for the Bamboo tablet.

The power cord is a removable micro usb to usb cable. This can be upgraded by purchasing the wireless accessory kit which is a nice option if you want to have freedom from the cable or if you use your tv as your computer monitor.

A huge plus for us is the fact that this tablet can be configured (on the fly) for either left-handed or right-handed users. Since we have both in our home, we really appreciate this particular feature. The buttons on the tablet as well as the pen can be customized and configured to your desired settings.

The active use area is 8.5 X 5.4 inches and works with both touch and pen input. Once again, this can be configured to you desired specs.
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352 of 379 people found the following review helpful By neoREgen on October 12, 2011
Style Name: Capture Pen and Touch
Notice: The following review is based on using a 2009 white Macbook. The issues that I note with various touch input methods all worked fine with a friend's Macbook Air- except "natural" scrolling, which is still messed up as explained lower in the review. I assume then that if you have a Mac that natively accepts four-finger input via its trackpad that the touch input gestures of the Wacom Bamboo will work fine for you as well. (My computer natively only supports two-finger gestures, though the tablet augments that significantly to three and most of the four-fingered gestures.)

The hardware looks nicer than it does on the box (the box is darker and more muted than the product), but not quite the same coloration as is on Amazon's site or Wacom's site. In the online pictures it looks as if the buttons on the tablet are light grey/silverish, but they're definitively black in real life. The tablet's color online appears quite white, especially on the drawing surface, but it's grey. It looks like it'll blend in perfectly next to a Macbook Pro or Macbook Air. It's rather elegant.

The four buttons are interestingly not flat. Those little flavor indents in the picture are actual indents. Its a nice design touch, and actually kind of begs you to touch it more.

I was concerned about the newer "paperlike" feel that Wacom has updated all of its products to have, but it feels good. I actually liked the smooth plastic textureless gliding of my last tablet, and still might a little bit more, but I can already tell that this tablet's texture is entirely decent and I'll adapt to it rather painlessly.
It feels good on the fingers. Might not be as smooth as Apple's glasslike surfaces, but it's analogous to the trackpads Apple used before switching to glass.
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